Tag: "therapies" at medical news
Study Pinpoints Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Therapies To Patient Populations
...oneering institutionsoffering men various types of therapies
for their prostatecancer, including seed implants. We regard this therapy as asuccesful treatment option for some patients, but this newinformation suggests that physicians use caution when selectingpatients for seed therapy," concludes Dr. Wein....
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...atients, thereby overcoming the downfall ofcurrent therapies
that leave patients "in a naive immune state, like anuninfected individual, rather than someone prepared to control HIV," he says. If the virus cannot be eliminated, the ultimate objective is to return allHIV-infected people to the state of long-term...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...ainkillers, antidepressants and othersymptom-based therapies
can provide some relief, specific treatments for CFS donot exist, the search for them frustrated by the unknown etiology of theillness. Several years ago, Dr. Straus and his colleagues found that CFS patients hadslightly lower levels of circulating c...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
...tifying babies at risk for CP and ultimatelyto new therapies
that might prevent brain damage in some children. The new study examined levels of inflammation markers called cytokines, and ofcoagulation (blood-clotting) factors, in blood taken from infants shortly afterbirth. The results were dramatic. All of ...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...p a model in which we integrate theparts of herbal therapies
that are safe and effective with those that we knoware effective in standard conventional therapy, such as chemotherapy," said DebuTripathy, MD, UCSF associate professor of medicine, director of clinicalresearch at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Ca...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...ve an increased survival rate if they takehormonal therapies
for longer than average periods, according to a st...d upon their appearance, should also take hormonal therapies
iftheir PSA level, a common marker for prostate cancer, was 20 ng/ml or more. In his previous s...
Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression
...pear to be superior to less intensive"maintenance" therapies
at maintaining HIV suppression, a study supported ...nical trial toinvestigate whether one- or two-drug therapies
can hold virus production at bayafter HIV levels are driven down by intensive therapy. The multicen...
'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds
...native, complementary or integrative medicine.Such therapies
are not routinely taught in U.S. medical schools o...nt." One hurdle in integrating alternative therapies
into mainstream medicine isthat mainstream and alternative practitioners have different ideas aboutw...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...ysicians who subscribe to only conventionalmedical therapies
have an ethical obligation to help their patients ...arding alternativemedicine center on whether those therapies
have been shown through rigorousexamination to be safe and effective. If the therapies
are not teste...
Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective
...at can be effectively treated with today'sadvanced therapies
within 72 hours." At an average of $529 per hospital day, they found that keeping 22,454patients in the hospital just one extra day in order to potentially save 16patients costs the health care system almost $12 million. Previous studies atD...
Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
...hritis Treatment Program offers patientsinnovative therapies
that target specific cells known to promote inflammationand joint damage. The program was established with major financial support fromthe Rosalind Russell Arthritis Center, which has played a key role in fundingresearch on arthritis at UCSF for twen...
WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments
...ancerbiology. In developing the new treatments and therapies
for trial and use inhumans, IntraVec will work wit...the new technology is less likelythan current drug therapies
to have toxic side effects and generatedrug-resistant HIV mutants. Recent data indicate that...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
... developingbrains to start looking for appropriate therapies
specifically targeted atchildhood neurological dis...pment. And differentstages might require different therapies
-- one type of drug for prematureinfants, something else for a newborn or a toddler. This is where s...
People Who Are Diabetic And Glucose Intolerant Can Benefit From "Statin" Drug Therapy, Even If Cholesterol Levels Are Normal
...s available on the effects of cholesterol-lowering therapies
in individualswith diabetes," says co-author Frank M. Sacks, M.D., associate professor ofmedicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Because the CARE trial population -- a total of 4,159 patients from 80 clinicalcente...
Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus
...ease. These patients had not responded to disease therapies
andsuffered fromrecurrent infections, persistent pain and kidney problems. Treatment for severe autoimmune diseases using high-dose cyclophosphamidefollowedby bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to repopulate the immune systemdestroyed by t...
Best Use Of Angiostatin May Be To Enhance Radiation Therapy
... and efficientlyused in combination with cytotoxic therapies
such as ionizing radiation,"note the authors. "These results suggest a new approach to the design ofclinical trials with angiostatin and other anti-angiogenic agents." The research team, led by Ralph Weichselbaum, M.D., professor and chairmanof radi...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...se should enable the development of more effective therapies
for chronicinfectious diseases and cancer. Dynavax's technology also provides opportunitiesto intervene directly in inflammatory and autoimmune disease processes, thusoffering unique alternatives to current symptomatic treatments. Dynavax has develop...
Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy
...cer care, andpatients have access to promising new therapies
before they are widelyavailable....
Women With Cancer Want More Control
...ording to Hess. The book focuses on four groups of therapies
that fall into two groups:nutritional and metaboli..., which,when used in conjunction with conventional therapies
such as surgery, results ina more holistic approach to healing. The book points to fundamental medic...
Nicotine Patches Are Cheaper Than Smoking!
...20 cigarettes a day and therefore claims that such therapies
are prohibitively expensive are unfounded, writes Dr Robert Bunney in this week's BMJ. A general practitioner from Barnstaple in Devon, Dr Bunney calculates that a typical eight week course of patches, purchased from a pharmacy would cost 17 per we...
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